We teach body-centered skills to awaken awareness. The act of noticing or knowing what you are doing when you are doing it is awareness. Mindfulness is bringing the mind back to the present moment. Being present in the moment is central to reducing stress and managing pain. The student does guided body scans, simple yoga and other meditative movements to learn how to listen deeply to the cues coming from the physical body in the present moment.
The program runs for eight weeks, which includes a full-day session in complete silence after week six. The program is designed to give you the opportunity to experiment with new behaviors while having the support of a learning community. At the end of the eight weeks, most participants report that they have gained personal insights that allow them to modify their behavior to reduce stress and manage pain better.
This course follows the teaching protocol established by the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The approach has been proven effective in numerous research studies. See www.umassmed.edu/cfm and click research to view the studies.
8 Sunday (some Saturday) afternoon classes, March – May, 2017
Instructor: Grace Ogden.
If you have questions or want to talk about the course, please contact Grace by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call GWCIM front desk at 202-833-5055.
Registration payments are accepted either online or by calling the Center at 202-833-5055.
If you are paying online:
1. Go to the New Patients section.
2. Choose Schedule an appointment.
3. Within that screen click on Schedule a follow up visit.
4. Then choose the Classes tab.
5. Once on the Class Schedule page, enter the start date of the program you wish to attend.
6. Select Sign up Now and follow the prompts.
Once you have completed the registration process, contact Grace by e-mail and she will send you the intake documents.
For cancellations please contact Tatiana Rosten at email@example.com. As a courtesy, please also notify the teacher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Major development! American College of Physicians fully embraces integrative medicine therapies such as acupuncture, mindfulness, Yoga, Tai Chi, spinal manipulation and others for management of chronic low back pain. What is especially encouraging is that these methods are to be used as 1st line BEFORE any medications! Click on the title below to read the full article:
Noninvasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Low Back Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians
February is the month to give love! To chase away the winter doldrums, Mary Naden is offering a little something Alexander technique special:
Two 90-minute group classes + ½ hour Private Lesson*
March13 and 20| 7:30-9 p.m.
Check out the inaugural issue of the GW Cancer Center, which has pooled resources from throughout GW to reimagine an end to cancer. Check out the article on page 22-23 about the weekly class GWCIM yoga therapist Yael Flusberg has offered to people living with cancer for four years. Gentle yoga can strengthen the body and help those in treatment as well as cancer survivors deal with uncomfortable side effects and stress.
Our Center is currently participating in NIH-sponsored Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy 2 (TACT2) study.
This study will provide definitive evidence of the clinical utility or lack thereof of intravenous chelation and oral vitamins and minerals in diabetic patients with coronary disease, defined by a prior myocardial infarction.
We are currently recruiting patients and respectfully request that you consider referring your patients to our site. Eligible patients must be over the age of 50, have a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus (type I or II) and a history of a prior myocardial infarction.
Please feel free to contact me or our site coordinator Tatiana Murcia for more information at 202 8335055 or email@example.com
Dr. Mikhail Kogan, GWCIM Clinical Director
An important documentary movie by filmmaker Michael Galinsky entitled “All The Rage: Saved By Sarno” premiered in New York on November 12, 2016. This film is about the ground breaking work of John E. Sarno, M.D. demonstrating that most common chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions occurring in the back, neck, shoulders, knees, feet, etc. are caused by psychological tension (repressed rage).
Read more about this film is this article:
After six successful conferences under the direction of Dr. Arti Prasad, the University of New Mexico, Section of Integrative Medicine, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Gaples Institute for Integrative Cardiology, Integrative Medicine de Taos (IMdT), and Continuing Medical Education will present SIMPLY Botanicals and the 7th Biennial Symposium of Integrative Medicine Professionals in the Land of Enchantment (SIMPLE) July 10-14, 2016 at the Sagebrush Inn in beautiful Taos, NM.
GWCIM Medical Director Dr. Kogan is one of the major speakers.
SPIRITUALITY IN MEDICINE — LEADERSHIP TRAINING INSTITUTE
August 26-28, New Lebanon, NY
For info and registration: https://simretreat.wordpress.com/
A collaborative team of students, residents, and physicians have organized the 8th annual Spirituality in Medicine Leadership Training Institute in conjunction with the George Washington Institute for Spirituality & Health (GWISH) and AIM. This year’s theme is “Living Life Meaningfully: Inside and Outside of Patient Care.” We plan to address topics including humanism in medicine; the influence of spirituality/religion on health; physician burnout and self-care; how mindfulness can enrich the physician-patient relationship, and more. The retreat is geared towards pre-medical students, medical students, residents, and young physicians.
WP: “Dr. Mikhail Kogan, our medical supervisor for the video, works at George Washington University’s Center for Integrative Medicine. Kogan incorporates some alternative medicine practices into his treatments, so he’s a little more open to the ingredients found in Paltrow’s smoothie than we are. But even Dr. Kogan is skeptical about the cocktail.”
To watch video (and smile) follow this link: